Before the sun rose above the Bayou City this morning, your Satori Marketing team was wide awake and hard at work! During what most people consider “night,” we stretched and yawned our way out of bed and into the Houston Food Bank, where we spent the first four hours of our day making meals for local kids in need.
The outing began as our CEO Marché’s idea. As you may have read, she was part of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program earlier this year. As an alumnus of Cohort 17, she and her fellow graduates created philanthropic goals for themselves and their companies. After much discussion on the many worthy causes around town, the group decided the Houston Food Bank was the best fit. So this morning, members of GS Cohort 17 assembled family, friends, and members of their companies to volunteer part of their day to enrich our community.
Like most things in Texas, our food bank can’t be bothered to do anything small. The Houston Food Bank has long been one of the most high-capacity programs of its kind in the United States, and with the addition of the New Keegan Kitchen on Portwall St, it has the opportunity for three times the previous number of volunteers to make five times more meals for at-risk children. The new kitchen can turn out up to 20,000 meals per day. This morning alone, the group Satori Marketing and others from Marché’s Goldman Sachs cohort were a part of made 6,000 lunches and over 5,000 breakfasts for kids across Southeast Texas.
During the summer months particularly, it can be difficult for children in need to have access to filling, healthy meals. While regular school is out, the Houston Food Bank transports these meals to community centers, churches, and school programs to reach the kids who need them the most.
When Marché proposed the idea of a company volunteer day to those of us at HQ, we were all on board. So much so that we decided to volunteer once a quarter! That’s why we’d like to invite you to join us—friends, colleagues, and fans—on our next outing to do some good. Click here to let us know you’d like to come slice and dice with us next time.
The whole team is excited and proud to add this tradition to our company culture. So once every three months, in the (very) wee hours of the morning, with our eyelids pried open and coffee in our hands, you can find us Satorites on Portwall St, at the state-of-the-art Houston Food Bank.